While environments are richly detailed and the theme flows seamlessly from one continent to the next, RoC's greatest claim to fame is the level of challenge presented to players. Among MUD players, the title of High Mortal on RoC is widely considered to be one of the most respected accolades one can have. Richly detailed quests keep those who are not interested in mindless hack and slash entertained, while the gargantuan universe filled with thousands of unique items keeps explorers content. A fully-fledged weather daemon brings sandstorms to the desert, blizzards to the northern regions, and hurricanes into the coastal areas while magical tornados spin off from its wake. The astronomy daemon is no less intricate: a full canopy of heavenly activities await the players in cyclic, time-independent precision. The level of immersion is also very high: it is not unusual to suddenly find yourself caught in the middle of a invasion. Monsters can and do inundate the cities, ranging from pesky rats to bonefied titans such as the Sapphire Dragon.
Realms of Chaos, while an older and more established player in the online gaming multiverse, continues to take the lead in both innovation and dedication of its players and staff.